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TWIST (Science and Technology Week): November 4. 10, 2018

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ICYMI: A handful of science and technology updates from November 4 to November 10, 2018.

Mislatel Consortium becomes TEL 3 TELECOM PLAYER

Mislatel Consortium has been named the new major new player in the Philippine communications market. The consortium consists of Udenna Dennis Uyenna of the company and its logistics arm (Lesi Logistics Holdings), a state-owned China Telecommunications Company, and Mindanao Islamic Telephone Corporation, Inc. (Mislatel). Read the full story.

Research: Wind farms have an unexpected impact on wildlife

A team of researchers examined the impact of using a wind turbine in West Ghats in India. Research findings have shown that the presence of wind turbines has disrupted the local food chain, which is likely to decrease by 75% in the presence of bird predators and predators in the area. Read the full story.

Four base base metric units to be redefined

The CGPM announced that the four base units used by the metric system will be re-evaluated: Ampere, Kelvin, Kilogram and Mole. This will be done to improve measurement stability and accuracy of measuring instruments; However, the researchers said the public will not understand or notice any changes. Read the full story.

Scientists find "dry and lost" remains under Antarctica

Using satellite data of gravity mapping and seismological information, the researchers identified "patches of ancient major geological features on the lithosphere of the Earth," beneath the giant ice sheets of Antarctica. "These gravitational images are reversing our ability to study the lowest continent on the planet, Antarctica," said Fausto Parazzi, a co-author and director of the Geology and Geophysics Institute of the British Antarctic Institute. Read the full story.

Where did the oldest natural mummy come from?

The results of an international DNA study may have finally solved a lingering and controversial mystery: the famous Cave of the Wind – the oldest natural mother in the world – was born in America and these findings also dispel the theory that before the Indians, a group called Paleoamericans conquered North America Read the full story.

Peru's rainforests were damaged by years of mining gold

A new study reveals the destructive impact of small-scale gold mining on Peru's environment. According to the new analysis, five years of mining activity in the area have resulted in the destruction of over 170,000 hectares of major rainforests in the Peruvian Amazon. Read the full story.

Earth's water source: gas and solar dust?

According to a new study, the Earth's water may come from a cloud of gas and dust around the sun. In addition to rocky asteroids, which scientists believe carried hydrogen to Earth billions of years ago, the solar nebula may also have contributed significantly to Earth's hydrogen. Read the full story.

Experimental "vaccine" for celiac disease is scheduled for testing

Nexvax2, an experimental "vaccine" for celiac disease developed by the biotechnology company, ImmusanT Inc., will undergo a new clinical trial. Treatment is said to be a form of immunotherapy designed to reprogram the immune system and improve gluten tolerance. Read the full story.

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author: Mikael Angel Lou Francisco

Tired of a scientific writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the chief editor of FlipScience, Mikael swears to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.

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